'I had nothing to do with Pence staying at Doonbeg,' insists Trump

Donald Trump during a press conference at his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland in 2016 before becoming president

9, that an initial review of the March stopover in Scotland in which the crew stayed at the Trump Turnberry golf resort adhered to all official guidance and procedures. Air Force officials are now formally tallying the number of times military crews were sent to Trump Turnberry as a result, the Times said. Trump opened the Trump International Hotel shortly before he was elected in November 2016 and it has become a favored lodging and event space for some foreign and state officials visiting the US capital.

"We provide a full handling service for customers and routinely arrange overnight accommodation for visiting aircrew when requested", the Prestwick airport mentioned in a press release.

A view from the hotel of the clubhouse and driving ranges with the Turnberry Lighthouse with the Isle of Arran behind at the Trump Turnberry Resort on October 29, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland.

The Trump administration has come under recent scrutiny for allegations of an unethically cozy relationship between U.S. Military and the Trump-owned property.

In a statement issued by Pence's office after Short's comments, the office said, "Because of some misreporting, we want to clarify that the decision to stay at Trump National in Doonbeg, Ireland was exclusively a decision by the Office of the Vice President and was based on the requirement to find accommodations near the Vice President's ancestral hometown that could satisfy official meetings on both coasts of the Emerald Isle".

He spoke out after the US Air Force (USAF) reportedly ordered a review into how it chooses accommodation for global trips after it emerged crew members had stayed at the president's resort. Trump wrote of the crew members, before adding: "NOTHING TO DO WITH ME".

The reviews follow a Politico report about a seven-member crew of a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane staying at Turnberry earlier this year. Gen. Ed Thomas said in a statement.

Democrats are also concerned about United States military stopovers at Glasgow's Prestwick airport, which is near the Trump-owned golf course at Turnberry and which has benefited from purchases of fuel by the USA defense department.

The Maine National Guard is confirming that a unit of the air guard's refueling wing previous year stopped at a Scottish airport and stayed at President Trump's nearby luxury resort.

"I know nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport (which I do not own and have nothing to do with) near Turnberry Resort (which I do own) in Scotland, and filling up with fuel, with the crew staying overnight at Turnberry (they have good taste!)", Trump wrote on Twitter. Citing DLA statistics, Thomas said the per-gallon refueling cost for USA military aircraft at Prestwick is $3.38, comparable to the $2.98 at a US airbase, both are which are far cheaper than the $10 per gallon average for commercial aircraft.

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has also negotiated cheaper, fixed jet fuel prices at the airport, comparable to the costs available at a USA military base. They say it would take a complete review of each of those flights to determine the answer. But their lodging must meet certain criteria that includes, among other things, blackshades for rooms and 24-hour available food service. Turnberry is only booked if other hotels are unavailable or customers specifically request it. However, he makes regular use of his own golf courses in Florida, New Jersey and Virginia.

The Trump property nightly rate of $136 was less expensive than the $161 charged by a nearby Marriott property. However, he said both are under the per diem rate of $166.

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